Brie Miranda Bryant is the Senior Vice President, Unscripted Development and Programming at Lifetime where she is responsible for development, series and specials for unscripted programming. A seasoned media and entertainment executive, she has shepherded a string of buzzy, critically-acclaimed series and specials including the record-breaking documentary Surviving R. Kelly, which to date, has reached over 24.5 million viewers. Bryant also recently oversaw the documentary Gretchen Carlson: Breaking the Silence, following the former journalist as she canvassed the country to speak with everyday women about sexual harassment in the work place.
Also under Bryant’s purview will be a documentary series following Queen Latifah as she remakes the seminal song U.N.I.T.Y and the doc series Where Did the Women of Hip Hop Go?. Additional credits include Breaking their Silence: Inside the Gymnastics Scandal, The Antoinette Tuff Story, Corey Feldman: The Moment of Truth, Seatbelt Psychic, Women on Patrol, Raising Tourette’s, Bring It!, the Little Women franchise and The Rap Game.
Prior to Lifetime, Bryant was the Senior Vice President of Original Programming at BET Networks, where she oversaw all development and production for the network, including Chasing Destiny, Ink Paper Scissors, Music Moguls and Curvy Style. Before joining BET, Bryant was Vice President of Development and Production, Original Programming for Comcast NBC Universal’s Oxygen Media, where she spent twelve years growing the network’s programming slate. During her tenure at NBC Universal, she oversaw several hit shows including The Preachers franchise (LA, Atlanta and Detroit editions), The Prancing Elites Project, Sisterhood of Hip Hop, as well as eleven successful seasons of Bad Girls Club and its spinoff Bad Girls Club: All Star Battle. In addition, Bryant developed Crimes of Passion, Comedians of LA, The Assistants, Secret Celebrity, Find Me My Man, Boss Nails, Street Art Throwdown, Fix My Choir, My Crazy Love, Jersey Couture, Hair Battle Spectacular and Snapped: Killer Couples which is currently in its tenth season on Oxygen.
Prior to her career in television, Bryant worked in publishing for the Conde Nast’s Teen Vogue. She also logged a stint working on the Martin Scorsese and Clint Eastwood documentary, The Blues. She was also part of the launch team for the Tribeca Film Festival.
Bryant was named as Cablefax Most Influential Minorities for 2014, 2015 and 2018. She is a Gracie Award winner and former Co-Chair of the NBCU Diversity Counsel. She is also a member of Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT), of the International Radio & Television Society (IRTS) and the National Association for Multi- Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC).
Bryant has earned three certificates of study for Professional Development from both Harvard University and Yale University. She received her Master’s degree New York University and her Bachelor’s degree from Southern Connecticut State University.
Bryant currently resides in New York with her husband and daughter.